British Gas Tariffs 2022: Compare Energy Prices

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British Gas tariffs 2021 offer customers a big choice of energy options, with pay as you go, renewable, Economy 7 and other choices available. British Gas is part of the Centrica Group, formed following the merger of British Gas Plc in 1997. It is one of the largest suppliers of gas and electricity in the UK with a wide range of energy tariffs to meet the demands of as many clients as possible.
Last update: June 2022

We Consider British Gas To Be A Stable Supplier

As you may have heard on the news, the UK energy market is currently under an immense amount of stress putting several energy suppliers out of business. However, we have designated British Gas as a stable supplier because of their positioning in the market as well as their solid financial performance. To learn more about this and stay updated on a daily basis you can read our page on the UK energy crisis.

British Gas tariffs 2021 offer customers a big choice of energy options, with pay as you go, renewable, Economy 7 and other choices available.

Although British Gas offers a plethora of choices when it comes to tariffs, they might not be the best energy supplier for you. Give our experts a call at the number on the top of the screen and we can help you find the best plan that caters to your needs.

British Gas Average Annual Total Costs

British Gas offers a choice of tariffs that appeal to a range of different needs including one variable rate tariff, one pay as you go tariff, and four distinct fixed rate tariffs.

Below you can find the cost information associated with these tariffs.


Plan name Tariff type Is the tariff live? Average electricity annual cost (£/year) Average gas annual cost (£/year) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit fees (£/fuel) Green tariff**
/ Standard Variable £ 1,274.92* £ 1,481.07* £ 1,610.706* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
£ 1,274.92* £ 1,481.07* £ 2,753.830* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
£ 1,087.49* £ 1,481.07* £ 2,023.698* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Green
Fixed 12
£ 1,298.93* £ 1,505.09* £ 2,801.784* £ 75.00 ✔️
/ Green
Fixed 24
£ 1,298.93* £ 1,505.09* £ 987.600* £ 75.00 ✔️
/ Prepayment Variable £ 1,298.93* £ 1,505.09* £ 1,159.148* £ 75.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** We consider tariffs as Green tariffs if for each kWh consumed the supplier injects the same amount of electricity exclusively produced from renewable energy sources in the grid.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


British Gas Variable Rate Tariffs

British Gas currently offers only one variable rate tariff, which happens to be their standard variable rate tariff. What this means, as mentioned above, is that the rate prices of this tariff can increase or decrease on a near-daily basis to match the ongoing costs of energy within the UK. While there is less stability with this variable rate tariff because prices can increase or decrease often, it does have no contract or exit fees, so customers are free to switch their tariff plan whenever they wish without any penalty.

The costs associated with this tariff can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff**
/ Standard Variable Electricity 42.01 p* 38.67 p* £ 1,274.92* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Standard Variable Gas 31.85 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,481.07* £ 75.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** We consider tariffs as Green tariffs if for each kWh consumed the supplier injects the same amount of electricity exclusively produced from renewable energy sources in the grid.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


British Gas Fixed Rate Tariffs

British Gas currently offers 4 separate fixed rate tariff plans that are each different in unique ways in order to meet the needs of as many different types of customers as possible.

The pricing on these tariffs can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff**
/ Fixed
12 months
Electricity 42.01 p* 38.67 p* £ 1,274.92* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Electricity 42.01 p* 32.21 p* £ 1,087.49* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Green
Fixed 12
Electricity 48.59 p* 38.67 p* £ 1,298.93* £ 75.00 ✔️
/ Green
Fixed 24
Electricity 48.59 p* 38.67 p* £ 1,298.93* £ 75.00 ✔️
/ Fixed
12 months
Gas 31.85 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,481.07* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Gas 31.85 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,481.07* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Green
Fixed 12
Gas 38.42 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,505.09* £ 75.00 ✔️
/ Green
Fixed 24
Gas 38.42 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,505.09* £ 75.00 ✔️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** We consider tariffs as Green tariffs if for each kWh consumed the supplier injects the same amount of electricity exclusively produced from renewable energy sources in the grid.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


British Gas Prepaid Tariffs

In addition to their variable and fixed rate tariff plans, British Gas also offers a prepaid tariff plan that allows you to ¨top-up¨ your meter with as much energy as you would like to pay. The unit rates for this tariff plan, much like the variable rate tariff, are not locked and as a result the costs of this tariff may increase or decrease to reflect the costs of energy in the UK going up or down.

Costs associated with this tariff plan can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Unit rate cost (p/kWh) Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff**
/ Prepayment Variable Electricity 48.59 p* 38.67 p* £ 1,298.93* £ 75.00 ✖️
/ Prepayment Variable Gas 38.42 p* 11.37 p* £ 1,505.09* £ 75.00 ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
** We consider tariffs as Green tariffs if for each kWh consumed the supplier injects the same amount of electricity exclusively produced from renewable energy sources in the grid.
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 5%.


British Gas Economy 7 Tariffs

Also referred to as double electricity by some, British Gas offers several E7 tariff plans to accommodate customers that have economy 7 meters in their homes.

As mentioned previously, these tariffs have two separate unit rates, one for peak hours of consumption and another for off-peak.

Pricing on these tariffs can be seen here:


Plan name Tariff type Type of fuel Is the tariff live? Standing charge (p/day) Day Rate (p/kWh)* Night Rate (p/kWh)p* Average total annual cost (£/year) Exit cost (£/fuel) Green tariff**
/ Standard Variable Economy 7 27.48 p* 22.42 p* 13.28 p* £ 639.30* £ 0.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
12 months
Economy 7 30.78 p* 24.05 p* 12.41 p* £ 668.02* £ 40.00 ✖️
/ Fixed
24 months
Economy 7 32.96 p* 37.52 p* 17.65 p* £ 966.40* £ 50.00 ✖️
/ Green
Fixed 12
Economy 7 33.00 p* 37.52 p* 17.65 p* £ 966.55* £ 50.00 ✔️
/ Green
Fixed 24
Economy 7 37.89 p* 37.52 p* 17.65 p* £ 984.41* £ 50.00 ✔️
/ Prepayment Variable Economy 7 / p* / p* / p* £ /* £ / ✖️

* Please note that these prices are national averages and can vary significantly from one region to another. Despite the current volatility of the market, we attempt to maintain this pricing information as up-to-date as possible. Prices and availabilities are therefore updated on a weekly basis. To get the most accurate information possible, you can call our experts today that will give you the current prices for your location.
* Based on the Typical Domestic Consumption Values (TDCV) defined by Ofgem. On average: 2,900.00 kWh of electricity and 12,000.00 kWh of gas per year.
* Based on the TDCV estimation that the average Economy 7 tariff user consumes around 58% of his energy on peak and 42% off peak.
** We consider tariffs as Green tariffs if for each kWh consumed the supplier injects the same amount of electricity exclusively produced from renewable energy sources in the grid.


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Does British Gas offer a green tariff?

British Gas does offer a green tariff, known as Green Future. This aims to deliver 6% of the gas and 100% of the electricity from renewable sources. They also have a tariff especially created for people who use electric cars. This is because they will use more energy to charge their vehicles but will also be doing their bit to reduce their impact.

British Gas business tariffs

As the oldest energy provider in the country, British Gas supplies more energy to businesses than any other provider. It offers business customers bespoke tariffs and rates through its British Gas for Business and British Gas Lite. The latter is an online-only service only aimed at providing gas to SMEs across the UK.

Business tariffs are typically set for between one to four years, with fixed prices for the duration. This aims to provide businesses with the stability they require and avoids fluctuating prices.

If you’re not currently with British Gas on a business tariff, then switching is very easy. Just choose the tariff you want, let British Gas know and they will handle the switch for you.

The rates for businesses vary but out of contract prices are as low as 21.25p per kWh and a standing charge of 56.26p per day.

Get a British Gas energy quote

If you want to switch to a British Gas tariff then you need to find one that is right for you. Choosing the most suitable tariff is not always just about price (although that is a big factor). You need a tariff that suits your home and your lifestyle, as well as your budget. That’s why British Gas provides a range of different tariffs.

Whether you’re looking for a fixed rate tariff, an electricity only option or want to go for Economy 7, you can get a quote in minutes. You’ll just need to answer a few questions about your energy use, location and preferences and they will provide you with a choice of tariff quotes. Click here to find out more.

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FAQ

Does British Gas have an exit fee?

It depends on the tariff you have chosen. If you are on the standard variable rate, which is the default tariff you switch to after your fixed deal has come to an end, then there is no exit fee. However, some of the fixed deals do have exit fees. These are usually £30 per fuel, so if you have a dual contract it will set you back £60

Did British Gas raise its prices in 2020?

No, in fact it has brought down the cost of its standard tariff by around 7%, which is a saving of about £84 a year. This is in line with the price cap set by Ofgem. They have also introduced the cheapest energy tariff of any of the Big Six, which is the Energy Plus Protection Mar 2021v2, which costs just £839 a year according to average usage.

Who owns British Gas?

British Gas is a subsidiary of Centrica, which was formed in 1997 following a spin-off from British Gas plc. Centrica plc is a British energy and services group headquartered in Windsor, Berkshire.

How can I contact British Gas?

You can reach the customer service of British Gas at the following numbers:

  • Energy Call: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm: 0330 100 0056
  • Home Service: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm: 0333 009 5784

Updated on 18 May, 2022

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I'[m getting a new property soon and will need help setting up the gas and electricity as it's my first time, do you know if switching to Britisg Gas is a difficult process?

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How do your electricity tariffs compare with EON?

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Can you tell me do you do tariffs for both gas and electric without having to have a smart meter as I cannot have a smart meter in my property.

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Our supplier has just increased our gas. Can you tell me what is the current average unit price?

William

Hello Dave, thank you for your comment. If you want to learn more about gas prices and suppliers, this article might be helpful for you: https://www.switch-plan.co.uk/compare-energy-prices/gas/cheapest-supplier/